Former convicted criminal, today David is a social entrepreneur committed to working in support of marginalised young residents, creating opportunities and solutions.
David managing director of Reformed Foundation Social enterprise Company. He aims to develop this company to establish itself as a fore runner in rehabilitation, reducing crime by supporting offenders through peer mentoring and their Reformed Anti-Gang Experts (R.A.G.E).
David is a fully qualified mentor and has studied to gain qualifications in Law, Sociology, Substance Misuse, Alcohol Awareness, Mental Health and Information Advice and Guidan.
“My aim is to provid young people from disadvantaged and criminal backgrounds with opportunities to learn new skills, work on projects on the UK and abroad, and receive free mentoring support without feeling they are charity cases.”
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Young adult offenders often relate to those who have ‘walked in their shoes’, those who have the lived experience of the criminal justice system. The AP Foundation believe that the ex-offender community has an important role to play in resettlement and rehabilitation.
Arts, culture and media programmes are also an effective way of engaging difficult to engage young adult people in productive activities connected with their leisure interests, developing their vocational and transferable employment skills, boosting their employability and reducing re-offending.